But the knave can seldom be brought to believe in the existence of an honest man.
But still this world (so fitted for the knave) Contents us not.
From the next row to that whence you took the knave, take the seven; from the next row take the five; from the next the queen.
I die in charity with fool and knave, Secure of peace at least beyond the grave.
To show mercy towards such a knave is an outrage to society!
He who pretends to know is either a fool or a knave, my friend.
The knave of the suit represents the most intimate person of their family.
I hope you may be, you knave, and I shall be rid of one villain!
The fox made a hearty breakfast on it, saying, "The fool's ear was made for the knave's tongue."
You'll go to the camp-meeting with us again, won't you, you knave?
Old English cnafa "boy, male servant," common Germanic (cf. Old High German knabo "boy, youth, servant," German knabe "boy, lad," also probably related to Old English cnapa "boy, youth, servant," Old Norse knapi "servant boy," Dutch knaap "a youth, servant," Middle High German knappe "a young squire," German Knappe "squire, shield-bearer"). The original meaning might have been "stick, piece of wood" [Klein]. Sense of "rogue, rascal" first recorded c.1200. In playing cards, "the jack," 1560s.